The Kitchen Table Devotions: The Game of Life Day 32
He *said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses permitted you to divorce your wives; but from the beginning it has not been this way. Matthew 19:8
Here’s something to think about. The plans, promises, and pleasures of God require a pure imagination to possess. What is imagination? It’s the ability of the mind to see, comprehend, and hope in something that hasn’t necessarily happened yet. Where the heart is pure the head can dream but where the heart is perverted the head will dread what is to come.
The Pharisees could not see marriage for what God had made it to be because their hard or destitute hearts. To be destitute is to be without. They were without the power to imagine what God had made marriage to be. With destitute hearts we can only see what marriage should be according to me.
God made marriage to be this glorious union between a man and woman where they can bring pleasure and procreation into their lives. Imagine, two people, becoming one spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically in love and laughter for a lifetime. Imagine that! We can have those kinds of relationships in and with Jesus. It’s a great thing but we must guard our hearts. A hard and destitute heart cannot imagine all that God has for us. It takes a dedicated heart and delivered heart to dream about the promises and pleasures of God. Imagine this, Jesus came to deliver our hearts to dream with His. That’s where it all starts.